Smart Health – and Apple Health – device leader Withings launched its new Body Scan consumer smart scale in September. Now the company is back with its next innovation in the commercial smart scale market. With cellular connectivity and a modular design, Body Pro 2 allows healthcare providers to help patients “manage chronic disease,” the first of which is early detection of diabetes complications.
Withings announced the Body Pro 2 in a press release and on its website:
Today, World Diabetes Day, Withings Health Solutions is taking the digital health industry a step further with the release of the Body Pro 2, a revolutionary device that redefines the nature and use of cellular-connected smart scales.
It combines addictive features with an innovative modular approach to chronic disease management in one versatile device. Its core capabilities enable healthcare teams to collect advanced health metrics such as weight and body composition, while additional and optional health modules open up the ability to track advanced and clinically validated biomarkers that are typically only available in professional settings.
The scale allows you to measure weight, BMI and body composition, as well as measure electrochemical conductivity of the skin.
Notably, this is the first smart scale with a modular design. The first Body Pro 2 module is available by prescription only and will allow healthcare providers to “improve care for patients with diabetes.”
With this module, healthcare teams can monitor one of the biggest challenges of diabetes – diabetic foot health, which is often overlooked. Observing patients’ The electrochemical skin conductance (ESC) score can help detect early signs of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and assess the risk of diabetic foot ulcers. 1
Withings also claims that the Body Pro 2 is the “first” smart scale with cellular connectivity. And it aims to make the patient experience seamless, with “no setup required”:
The Body Pro 2 scale couldn't be easier for patients to use. It's a cellular-enabled scale that works right out of the box, requires no setup, and automatically transmits accurate and secure data to healthcare teams. Using a recipe proven to benefit millions of consumers around the world, it leverages many of the features and strategies that have made Withings successful, such as: unparalleled ease of use, powerful weight tracking, body composition monitoring and an attractive user interface. .
You can learn more about Body Pro 2 in the Withings promo video.
Price information has not yet been disclosed (and may vary). Interested healthcare providers can contact Withings by clicking the “Contact Us” button on the company's healthcare solutions page.